Our surroundings are a powerful contributor to our overall experience. Even if the esthetician is the most amazing expert on the planet, sitting in a waiting area that feels like an afterthought or worse yet, one that shouts "I need a makeover" doesn't inspire confidence or a feeling of well being. As fall and the holiday season kicks off, consider whether your spa could use some "uplifting" and read on for 7 decor ideas and some Puget Sound spa examples we've chosen that exemplify a memorable spa experience.
A spa isn’t just a building, it’s an experience. Everything from the fragrance in the waiting room to the spa music in the treatment rooms contributes to the client’s experience. If you’re thoughtful about the experience, you’ll carefully consider the décor used in your spa to ensure that each client has a memorable experience – one that will keep them coming back for more.
Discover some of the best tips for upgrading the décor in your spa.
It’s well worth investing in your spa’s décor but you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune on it. Whether you’re completely redesigning your spa or just giving it a little upgrade, these simple ideas are worthy of your consideration.
1. Keep it simple.
You can’t go wrong with a clean and simple design. Clean whites scattered with pops of color and texture will keep your spa looking modern.
2. Use paint for decoration.
If you’re not keen on wall art, try using paint to create shapes or shadow boxes on the wall. This technique works great behind the reception desk.
3. Add a touch of luxury.
You don’t have to go all out to make your spa feel luxurious. Add a few elements like lushly upholstered furniture in the waiting room, sparkling chandeliers, or simply gold accents.
4. Use carefully placed art pieces.
A dull and drab waiting room won’t get your clients in the mood for relaxation. Dress up a simple space with art pieces like faux marble planters, upscale light fixtures, sculptures, and colorful pillows.
5. Add some texture.
Decorating your spa isn’t just about choosing the right colors – you also have to think about texture. A faux fur rug, silky window treatments, or velvet throw pillows are simple ways to dress up your spa without spending a fortune.
6. Bring Mother Nature indoors.
Nothing is more soothing than a day spent outdoors. Fill your waiting room with plants, decorate with natural colors like green, use wood textures. If you’re feeling bold, wallpaper printed with leaves can add a pop of color.
7. Upgrade your bathroom fixtures.
While clients spend the majority of their time in the treatment room, a beautiful bathroom is a thoughtful touch that contributes to a memorable experience. A teak wood floor, modern sink, and plush towels give your bathroom a calming ambiance.
If you’re working with a limited budget, don’t feel like you have to completely redesign your spa all at once. Start with the waiting room to ensure your clients feel welcome from the moment they enter. Add simple touches like gentle lighting, soft music, aromatherapy to help set the mood for relaxation.
Get inspired from these spas. . .
Every spa is unique and yours should have a flair that reflects your personality and your mission. That being said, it doesn’t hurt to gain a little inspiration from other businesses. We think these spas are going above and beyond to create a memorable experience for their clients. Check them out and it might just get your creative juices flowing…
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